Check out these innovative products from the MoMA Design Store’s upcoming collection
I’ve always been envious of those people who can call themselves “artsy.” Lacking any talent in the art department myself, I was curious as to what I would find when I went to the Museum of Modern Art Design Store showcase in New York City. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that you don’t need to be an art connoisseur to enjoy a range of innovative products that reflect aspects of MoMA’s collections. From kitchen appliances, to tech gadgets, to children’s toys, MoMA Design Store carries products that appeal to everyone. One of the best parts? All proceeds from the retail division go toward supporting MoMA’s programs and exhibitions. Here are a few of my favorite items from the upcoming collection that will be available August 10th.
Bigfoot Tape Dispenser ($36)
Ever struggle to cut a piece of tape one-handed and end up taping yourself? The stainless-steel Bigfoot tape dispenser is designed with suction cup “feet” to allow for smooth dispensing.
Satellite Bowl (large: $48, small: $38)
In classic MoMA red, the Satellite bowl is made up of lacquered wooden spokes twisted to form a unique geometric centerpiece that is both dramatic and elegant.
Recycled-Wood Necklace ($98)
Jian Hui Yan
A beautiful accessory to any outfit, this striking necklace is crafted out of remnant wood from the furniture industry. The MoMA exclusive strings together wooden blocks of various shades of blue and can be worn in several different ways for a unique look.
Fish Hotel Tank ($35)
Even pets deserve to live in style. Upgrade your fish to this modern looking hotel tank. For multiple fish, stack the tanks to create a mini skyscraper!
Masters Chair ($244)
Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet
This sleek chair with a matte finish is a combination of three contemporary designs: Arne Jacobsen’s Series 7 Chair, Eero Saarinen’s Tulip Armchair, and Charles Eames’s Eiffel Chair.
Four Season Spice Shakers ($28)
Looking to spice up your kitchen? Then the charming, dishwasher-safe Four Season spice shakers are the perfect addition to serve summer, fall, winter, and spring seasonings.
Gummy Bear Light ($30)
Jason Feinberg and Alyssa Zeller-Feinberg
This adorable nightlight is a high-powered LED light. With an optional one-hour timer, just squeeze the plastic bear to let it shine!
Silk Origami Scarf ($145)
Dress up your wardrobe with this beautiful blue and purple scarf inspired by Japanese Star Festival ornaments.
Ten Year Anniversary Commemorative Pop-up ($24.95)
‘Tis the season! Well, maybe not yet. But it’s never too early to think about Christmas, especially when you have these intricate and exquisitely decorated cards that are sure to brighten anyone’s holiday.
For more of the MoMA Design Store’s offerings visit http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/StoreCatalogDisplay_-1_10001_10451_.